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Frustration has a new face

and it's brought to you by the wonderful people from Oracle/Peoplesoft.

I was working on finishing up my grad school paperwork tonight. Got everything ready, filled out all the forms, prepped all the letters, etc. All I really needed to do was go on-line and fill out the admissions form.

Sounds simple, doesn't it.

Well, half-way through the document, I find out that two of the documents that I spend about an hour filling out are part of the on-line application form. Note, the college's web site specifically states these forms must be filled out and sent to the admissions office. If so, WHY IS IT PART OF THE APPLICATION FORM?

< insert much ranting and unprintable comments >

OK. Feeling a little better now.

I'll have to finish it up tomorrow, because I need to rip open the sealed/stamped envelope and extract the papers I filled out tonight to type them into the on-line form. But not now. I don't think they want me to express why I want to go to their college in my current snarky mood.

However, it did come in handy trying to capture Jack O'Neil's natural snarkiness, so it wasn't completely wasted. I added 1319 words to Shadows of the Heart tonight. Almost done with Chapter Three's rewrite and then on to new territory. I'm looking forward to doing mean things to the SG-1 team . . . is that a bad thing? (bwah-ha-ha!)
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Words for Today

1319 / 1000 words. 132% done!

Progress on Stargate SG-1: Shadows of the Heart

6428 / 100000 words. 6% done!

Words for 2008

163223 / 366000 words. 45% done!

Comments

( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )
zornhau
Oct. 22nd, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)
Somebody somewhere doesn't believe in the IT based system, or thinks paper backups are a good idea. Bloody Luddites!
nightwolfwriter
Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
Like I said, I don't mind so much that the information they want is part of the application form as much as I wish they'd made their application page clearer so I didn't waste my time.
steve_mollmann
Oct. 22nd, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
God, I hate Peoplesoft. We just upgraded, and I'm loathe to log in, because the word on the street is that it's worse than before.

Steve
nightwolfwriter
Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
I've been pretty unimpressed with a lot of corporate IT decisions I've encountered over the past 10 years, but the HR/Finance software has to rank up there as the most annoying.
( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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